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See SN 46.3 http://lucid24.org/sn/sn46/sn46-003/index.html sati-sambojjhanga remembers Dhamma-teaching, then thinks (vitakka) about that Dharma. Dhamma-vicaya-sambojjhnaga investigates that Dharma-teaching recollected by sati, by means of vicara (evaluation) paññāya (same word as the sampajano, what B. thanissaro translates as 'alertness'). ātāpi = ...


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From Khuddaka Nikaya's The Questions of King Milinda (translation mine): ‘Venerable Nagasena, what is the characteristic mark of vitakka*?’ ‘The characteristic mark of vitakka is "placing" (Appanā), Your Majesty.’ ‘Give me an example.’ ‘For example, Your Majesty, like a carpenter takes well-finished boards of wood and places (appeti) ...


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